The Prose of Life
 
Not all of life is poetry,
most of life is prose,
with irregular beats,
non-rhyming sequences
and silent simple endings.
 
Not all of life is poetry,
most of life is doggerel
composition
not written in graceful
curling cursive
but in barcodes 'cross our heart.
 
Not all of life is poetry,
but sometimes in our midst-
we see the days
embraced
and moments that are kissed…
and each of us a laureate
who lives, not just exists…
 
Sharon Frye
2007